Breast sagging–whether current or potential–is a frequent concern of Northwest Face & Body patients. They sometimes even ask if there are ways to avoid breast sagging in the future. The answer is dependent on various factors, many of which are individual to the patient. Let’s look at the question, “What are the causes of breast sagging?” and if there are ways to prevent it.
By far the two most common causes of breast sagging are genetics and aging. Some people are predisposed to develop saggy breasts earlier, or to simply have breasts that sag. In these cases, often the only way to prevent or keep the breasts from sagging is a breast lift surgery. When it comes to aging, the skin and tissues lose mass, elasticity, and give in to gravity, causing sagging.
Other contributing factors can include weight fluctuations, having children, smoking, skin damage, lack of support, and menopause. In most cases of breast sagging, there are multiple factors at play. If you want to address these, making sure to properly support your breasts and maintaining a stable weight are good starting points.